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Postby njcooking » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:16 am

I am considering a Party for use at home and competition. What types of options do you recommend? I was thinking, heat diverter, commercial grates, extra racks, casters and Guru. thoughts? Also, any thoughts on the extended party? thanks.
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Postby Old Dave » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:01 am

I would sure look into the extended Party if I were looking at a new cooker. Sure be nice to have a cooker that would hold a full pan. Would also hold the real big bronto spares that we sometimes get at the store.
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Postby stlbbqstore » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:42 pm

The Party is a really nice cooker.
The option I would definitely get would be the heat diverter and at $40 it is a no brainer.
The commercial fire grate is very nice but at $175 I could see maybe not getting it if does not fit into your budget.
Guru. Yes, but that is something you could always add again if budget comes into play.
I would say no to extra racks unless you plan on doing jerky.
( Old Dave has a post with pics on this forum of a jerky cook )
The extended Party is nice but keep in mind that it has expanded metal cooking racks ( harder to keep clean ) and quite a bit heavier and thus less mobile. ( it is rated at 175 lbs. but I really think it is heavier than that)

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What is the advantage of the Extended party over the Fatboy

Postby norm » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:36 am

I would think that the Fatboy would be the best if you wanted something bigger, but I have never seen an extended Party.
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Postby Billm » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:16 am

i would get the extra sliders for the cooking grates to be able to adjust space between cooking grates more efficiently
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